October 2009

I beat Demon's Souls!

Tonight I finally beat the Archdemon False King and in doing so beat the game. My final level is 89 and total time played was 67 hours and seven minutes.

The game was
hard but very fulfilling. In my opinion it is definitely the best game of 2009.

The other games I will be playing this year:

  • Brütal Legend

  • Dragon Age Origins

  • God of War Collection (re-release of God of War I and II on the PS3)

  • Left for Dead II

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Games I am skipping (or at least waiting till I can get them used and cheap):

  • Assassins Creed II

  • Borderlands

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Proud owner of a PSP

I picked up a PSP over the weekend and have been enjoying it quite a bit. I got the 3000 not the Go. I got a used 8GB memory card for it and have quite a few games installed on it already. Games I have been playing on it:

  • Fieldrunners

  • Thexder Neo

  • Final Fantasy VII


The screen is gorgeous, the speakers are so-so but that is okay I got a headset. The controls are quite comfortable. I got a slick custom theme too.

Demon's Souls

Quite simply Demon's Souls is one of the best games of 2009. The game has sucked me in completely. I have been playing for the last week. Some people call it an RPG but I feel it is more of an Action RPG. Yes; you do level up stats and get better weapons but the story is pretty weak. The meat of the game is the combat. It is very tactical and when you die you always know why - you made a mistake. Death's never feel cheap (except for when you fallHappy).

All the character classes can eventually do everything so you never feel like you picked the wrong class. The knights and soldiers do have an easier time of it in the beginning but the magic users get deadly quickly.


You have two states of being: Soul Form and Living Form. In Soul Form you are safe from other players but when you are alive prepare to be invaded. The meat of the online play is cooperative and versus play. In cooperative play you help other players slay demons. In versus play you try to kill the player whose game you invaded.


I experienced an invader tonight. It was exciting. I was just doing some soul farming (repeating an area over and over to collect souls; I do this on level 4-1 since you can get about 3000 souls in five minutes) when my game was invaded.


It was a long battle (at least 10 minutes) but I finally defeated him. It was a great feeling. The great feelings come frequently. Every time you beat a part of the game you feel great. Keep in mind though that this game is hard and you will die a lot but don't give up. You will also feel incredibly frustrated at times but mostly in yourself not because the game is cheating.


If you have been on the fence regarding a PS3 purchase I suggest you get one - the good games are here.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves comes out tomorrow as well. I bought my PS3 to play the first one and wasn't disappointed. I am very excited to play the sequel.

Deadgirl

I just finished watching the movie Deadgirl and I really liked it. It was an original take on on the zombie/vampire genre. In this age of sequels and remakes it was refreshing to see something new.

That being said it was a pretty sick and twisted movie. If you like horror with a bit of social commentary check it out.


If you are looking for another movie that will challenge your perceptions of the horror genre you should also check out
KatieBird *Certifiable Crazy Person.

Finally, another movie I saw recently but which you should avoid is
Feed. Interesting concept on the serial killer sub-genre but totally ridiculous.